14 Real Women, in 14 Real Dresses

The fashion drumbeat signals the return of ethnic patterns to posh city parties.

two women in tribal print dresses
Ben Goldstein
The fashion drumbeat signals the return of ethnic patterns to posh city parties. Tribal rule: With bold graphic-print dresses, think strong folkloric jewelry and chunky sandals.
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two women in tribal print dresses
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
JENNIFER ZIPP, 32, denim designer, in Ali Ro, $242; ali-ro.com for stores.
MICHELE ZIPP, 35, editor and writer, in Ali Ro at Helen's Boutique, $180; (859) 226-0493.
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woman in black, white and brown tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
EMI KAMIYA, 26, beauty publicist, in Gold Hawk at Boutique Mandarine, $357; (401) 848-9360.
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woman in yellow tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
EMILY RUDOLF, 25, film production and development assistant, in Lauren Moffatt at TG-170, $370; (212) 995-8660.
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women in brown tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
JUDY SHENG, 31, physician's assistant, in BCBG MaxAzria, $280; bcbg.com for stores.
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woman in black and white striped tribal print dress
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Spring Dresses
CHRISTINA BRIGGS, 22, wealth adviser, in Sears Apostrophe, $60; sears.com.
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woman in tan tribal print dress
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Spring Dresses
HAYLEY BLOOMINGDALE, 22, graduate student, in DKNY Jeans, $79; dknyjeans.com.
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woman in brown tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
JACKIE KLEIN, 29, stay-at-home mom, in H&M, $69.90; hm.com for stores with similar styles.
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woman in black and white tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
LAURIE SATRAN, 27, event planner, in Lauren Moffatt, $382; (212) 465-0839.
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woman in brown tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
LISA COREY, 23, graduate student, in Hot Kiss, $48.
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woman in black and white tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
MO BROWN, 25, actress and radio talk-show host, in Billabong, $42; billabonggirls.com for stores.
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tribal print dresses
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
NATALIA DUKE, 26, ESL instructor, in Gold Hawk, $322; shopamiami.com.
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woman in tan tribal print dress
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NICOLE ANDERSON, 28, fashion merchandiser, in Tibi, $330; (212) 226-5852.
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woman in brown tribal print dress
Ben Goldstein
Spring Dresses
SALMA KHALIL, 26, artist, in tribal print dress, $89; dknyjeans.com.
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